We may be able to talk our bosses into having one or two fewer ad positions on most NewsForge pages, but the site will continue to have advertising, so suggesting we stop running ads (or that we should refuse ads from certain companies) is futile. Advertising pays the bills, and we pay writers for original material (unlike some sites that cover Linux and open source), so instead of complaining about advertising, please accept it as part of the landscape. (And who knows? You might even learn about some useful products or services from some of the ads.)
Our current plan is to make the "Two Column Dynamic" site template the default everyone sees as soon as we've tested that template for a few more days to make sure it works correctly. Do you think this is a good idea, or do you prefer the current single-column default?
Do you have any other suggestions on how we might improve NewsForge? We promise to read every one that gets posted, and to respond to as many as we can.
Robin 'Roblimo' Miller
Editor in Chief